FC Dallas: Can Star Winger Brek Shea Break out of His 2012 Slump?

With a little luck here or there, It could all have been so very different for Brek Shea at Buck Shaw Stadium on Wednesday night.

In just the first minute of his FC Dallas side's match against the host San Jose Earthquakes, Shea saw his left-footed drive from point-blank range cleared off the line by 'Quakes midfielder Jeff Baca.

Then, just minutes after the start of the second half, Shea again had another effort saved off the line, again from Baca, this time after the Dallas winger/forward had nearly bundled his way into what would have been his fourth league goal of the season.

In between those two opportunities, however, came the further degradation of a Shea clearly not at the pinnacle of his powers.

He certainly had looked his dangerous self when these two teams had met just 11 days earlier in Frisco, Texas. Playing predominantly up front in Dallas's 4-5-1 formation, Shea had turned San Jose central defender Victor Bernardez this w...

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